Sheep's Wool for Softer Lips?!

product review


As you know, I’ve always been a firm believer in the power of nature and all its beautifying goodness, so I couldn’t wait to try these all natural 101 Ointment Fruities by Lanolips. The brand has won more than 50 global awards for their products made from lanolin, a natural by-product that’s found on sheep’s wool.

So, let me explain: Lanolin is a wax secreted by sheep’s skin that keeps their coats protected and dry – and because sheep’s fleece grows continuously and needs to be sheared every year, it’s completely cruelty-free. After, the wool fleeces are boiled and purified, leaving behind the waxy lanolin, which as Lanolips puts it, is ‘Nature’s Wonder Moisturiser.’

What it is: A thick and glossy long-lasting 101 balm made only with Ultra Medical Grade Lanolin, Fruit Extract, and Vitamin E that can be used for lips, dry skin patches, and more. It comes in three flavors: Green Apple, full of antioxidants and vitamins, Strawberry, which has alpha-hydroxy acids to regenerate new skin cells, and Peach, to revive skin with vitamins.

What it does: It gives incredible hydration! Lanolin’s molecular structure mimics our skin’s, so it’s super compatible and can hold 200% of its weight in moisture.

What we liked: It’s glossy and thick, and ever so slightly sticky, but much more comfortable than sticky – a bit like a thicker Vaseline. It didn’t budge either, even after I ate, I didn’t have to reapply it, it lasted all day!  And I really like the fact it’s vegetarian and vegan, and even gentle enough for babies – so you know it won’t irritate sensitive skin. The packaging is super cute too, with a bit of a vintage vibe that’s so pretty and delicate. I love the fact it’s a 101 balm, and Lanolips suggest it can be used on a ton of things, from dry cuticles and paper cuts to keeping eyebrows in place and insect bites.

What we didn’t like: The strawberry fragrance was light, but I found when I applied the peach, the scent got really intense over time and became quite overpowering. Although it’s a 101 balm, I would be cautious about using this everywhere because it actually felt a lot stickier on my skin than it did on my lips, and as it’s super glossy, it looks a bit shiny too.

I never knew lanolin was such an incredible ingredient, but after using these 101 ointments, I’ve fallen in love. I’d definitely recommend these pocket-sized balms, they’re unbelievably hydrating and also perfect if you’re traveling, exposed to the sun or the cold, or if you just need some extra hydration.

Price: $13.50